Overall Rank: 4437
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 10
Theatrical Release Date: 06/06/2005
Genre: Animation, Mystery
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Anthony Lucas
Actors: Helmut Bakaitis, Joel Edgerton, Jude Beaumont, Richard Moss
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industrialist - wrote on 09/13/2009
Steampunk engineered at its most inviolable, employing silhouette animation and industrial backdrops to create an archaic yet unique ocular experience that perfectly exploits the gothic premise it is inspired by. Popcorn-stuffed dullards that regard the 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' film a misundersood cult classic will find too much depth in Lucas' Victorian-era homage. It is a rare design of machine aesthetic and classic narrative told with minimal distraction and commercial pandering, boasting more thoughtfulness and creativity in a single frame than 'Van Helsing' had in its entire duration.
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JLFM - wrote on 04/12/2012
I struggle to find a true flaw in this beautiful short film. At 26 minutes run time, we experience a lovely tale of woe. A tale of horror and darkness. A trip that I usually avoid as far as cinema goes. But this is a masterpiece.
The title is a mouthful, and likewise, there's a lot of food for thought in this short film that will entertain the mind for hours.
The animation style is unique and beautiful. It appears to be both 2D and 3D at the same time, with each character being nothing more than a mere silhouette. The film is composed of black, white and grey colors. Occasionally, there is some red. I can't imagine a better looking short film.
The music is, likewise, amazing. It's mysterious, and sets a marvelous tone for this work of art.
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